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Casey & Dan

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It’s probably fair to say that most wedding pros feel bias toward their couples, and Casey & Dan are no exception to this rule for the Great Room team. With classic style and hearts of gold, we felt privileged to host this couple’s wedding reception earlier this month. Their creamy white palette with pops of mercury glass and pinks made for a classically beautiful event to remember!

They rounded up an amazing group of vendors too! The gorgeous florals were done by Tre Bella Florist and the rentals were provided by American Party Rentals. The delicious and adorable cupcakes and topper were provided by Gigi’s Cupcakes of Chapel Hill. The non-stop entertainment was provided by Brian from Unlimited DJ Service. Planning & coordination was provided by Danielle Olcott of the Great Room at Top of the Hill. All of the gorgeous images below are provided by the talented A.J. Dunlap of A.J. Dunlap Photography. Cheers to this beautiful and happy couple!

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TerraVITA East Meets West Dinner

16 Jan

TerraVITA_Logo_TagBack in October, the annual TerraVITA Food Festival brought together foodies from all around the country. Founded and organized by Colleen Minton, the gourmet Southern food festival lasted three days and explores wine, food, coffee, chocolate and much more!

Colleen reached out to the TOPO family to host their annual East Meets West Dinner at the Great Room – and of course we were thrilled to be asked to participate!

The meal was a collaborative effort by three North Carolina chefs with dessert provided by French Broad Chocolate Lounge and coffee by Carrboro Coffee Roasters.

Regan from Little Hen in Holly Springs, Isaiah from The Eddy in Saxapahaw and James Clark from the Carolina Inn provided all of the courses along with Lionel Vatinet provided the bread grown with organic North Carolina wheat.

Top of the Hill provided our craft beer and specialty, hand-crafted cocktails using our locally distilled spirits!

Here are some fun shots of the space and event:












Binion-White Wedding Reception

18 Oct

Kate & Dalon’s sweet spring wedding at The Great Room was beautiful!


Their reception featured pops of white, purple, lavender, pink and green florals in crackled clay containers provided by Gregg Kennedy of Brides & Bouquets.



Cinda’s Creative Cakes provided a beautiful cupcake display with an oversized cupcake for the bride & groom to cut.



Oversized Cupcake

We thoroughly enjoyed hosting Kate, Dalon & all of their family and friends for such a special day!

Pittsboro Pepper Festival

19 Oct

This past weekend, we had the pleasure of attending the Abundance Foundation‘s 5th Annual Pepper Festival in Pittsboro. The event featured local vendors and, naturally, delicious pepper-themed food and beverages. As a brewery, distillery, restaurant, and event space, we had the opportunity to showcase all aspects of what we represent at Top of the Hill – including our newly showcased TOPO vodka (available in ABC stores!).

Top of the Hill setting up shop at the festival.

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“Un-Birthday Party” in The Great Room

12 Apr

Last weekend, we hosted a FABULOUS “un-birthday party” in The Great Room! Coordinator Katen Shah from Elegant Designz did a great job coordinating with multiple vendors, including (to name a few) ThemeWorks in Raleigh for furniture, DJ Rang for uplighting and music, and Favor Desserts for cupcakes. Fun continued late into the night at this fabulous party…

Looking down The Great Room.

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Summer Bells

5 Oct

We’ve been busy here at the Great Room, working with some of our favorite vendors to make the happiest of memories with our guests.  Here’s a glance back at some of our special summer weddings!

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More Miel Bon Bon Please!!

16 Jun

This post is to introduce one of our newest preferred vendors–Miel Bon Bon! This Patisserie is a locally owned bakery and cafe, that has gained international acclaim! This gem is located right inside of the Carr Mill Mall, and the shop is fantastic!

Our event coordinators, Danielle & Hallie, got to do a private tasting with Bonnie Lau (owner and head chef) and they were blown away! Continue reading

Congratulations Katie and Will!

14 Mar

Here are pictures from Katie and Will’s  Wedding Reception at the beginning of March—the couple chose to join us for an intimate rehearsal dinner on Friday, followed by a 200+ wedding reception on Saturday—what a special weekend! Congratulations!


The Ward’s centerpieces were homemade, but take a look at how easy (but beautiful!) homemade can be! And the twinkle lights really made the centerpieces pop.  Here’s a helpful tip—when using water in centerpieces, use bottles of soda water instead of tap water to give your centerpieces a bubbling effect that will last all night!

Decorating the bar is a great way of adding details to your party.

Using small pieces around your main centerpieces, like stones or flower petals, quickly turn a table from ordinary to extraordinary! Mirrors will also add some flair to your pieces.

The couple auctioned off dates with Bride to raise money for Spina Bifida, a charity near and dear to the couple.

Here is a creative (and romantic looking) example of a gift table set-up—using the decorated cage for money envelopes is genius!

A recent trend at weddings is for couples to replace the traditional wedding cake with cupcakes!  Not only does it remove the time of cake cutting, but it offers a way for couples to really let their personalities show to each and every guest.

Personalize, personalize, personalize! Really let your “couple” status shine on the big day, by paying attention to those small details! Don’t forget some personalized napkins, and make sure to ask the bar to stock them to serve with drinks as well.

Door signs announcing your party also is a great way to let guests know they’ve arrived to your party.

Congratulations Katie and Will!


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